2024 Green Country Oklahoma Adventure Tour – GOAT scheduled for April 23-28

The 2024 GOAT ride now spans five nights and six days and provides over 1,000 miles of riding around the beautiful hills of northeast Oklahoma.

James Pratt talks to GOAT founder Daniel Sawin about this year’s GOAT ride, why it was expanded to six days, and what riders can expect for the event.

Podcast

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Press PLAY to listen to an interview with Daniel Sawin about the plans for the 2024 Spring GOAT ride.

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Ride Oklahoma Radio – GOAT 2024

2023 GOAT ride pictures

Last spring was a fantastic ride along the banks of the scenic Illinois River. The weather was perfect and there were over 100 riders attending the event.

About the GOAT

The Green Country Oklahoma Adventure Tour (GOAT) is a thrilling backcountry adventure route that spans approximately 458 miles through the rolling foothills of Northeast Oklahoma. If you’re up for an exciting ride, here’s what you need to know about the GOAT:

  • Terrain and Highlights:
    • The route takes you through fast gravel roads, twisty asphalt, and numerous water crossings—perfect for keeping cool in the sweltering Oklahoma heat.
    • Expect loose gravel, large rocks, mud, and steep hills along the way.
    • The GOAT meanders through the Cherokee Nation, offering historical sites and scenic views.
    • Notable points of interest include the home and museum of the famous Cherokee Indian Sequoyah, a motorcycle museum, and historical schoolhouses.
    • You’ll find plenty of swimming holes and off-road exploration opportunities.
    • Wildlife sightings are common as the route passes through the JT Nickel PreserveSpavinaw Hills Wildlife Management Area, and the Cherokee State Game Refuge.
  • Logistics:
    • Duration: The GOAT can be completed in 2 to 5 days.
    • Fuel: Fuel is readily available in nearly every town along the route.
    • Water: Plan to bring more water than you anticipate needing—aim for at least one gallon per person per day.
    • Permits: No permits are required.
    • Considerations:
      • Extreme Heat: Traveling during June to August can be uncomfortable due to temperatures exceeding 100°F with high humidity levels (60% to 70%).
      • Cell Service: Be aware that cell service is non-existent along much of the route, and medical services may be several hours away in certain locations.

Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a newcomer, the GOAT offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the backcountry without feeling overwhelmed by extreme remoteness. So saddle up, embrace the adventure, and enjoy the scenic beauty of Green Country!